Family Picture

Family Picture

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Swinging (Wanted to get this in with the last post)

Something Old/Something New!

Friends were getting rid of their old playground as their kids are in high school now.  Yes friends, children do grow that quickly!  The sad old playset they were going to throw away, Scott loaded on to a trailor to bring home and then used a tractor to move it to our play-yard.  Scott and Will did a total renovation by adding a lot of new lumber, new slide, swings,trapeze bar, ship steering wheel and canopy.  Throw on several coats of paint and Anna has a brand new playset!  She loves it!  Scott and Will did a great job!  Here are some photos of the project before and after.  

Friday, September 12, 2008

Aunt Peggy

We wanted to post a Happy Birthday/tribute message to our Aunt Peggy.  Aunt Peggy has been the best Aunt to me and then became the best "great aunt" to my children! She has always shared the good times and the bad times with our family and is always one to remember us in special ways.  Thanks Great Aunt Peggy and a Be-lated Happy Birthday to you!  These photos are of Aunt Peggy baking cookies with Anna.  She makes the worlds best cookies by the way.  The other is of a special teacup and saucer Aunt Peggy brought from her travels to London and gave to Princess Anna. This china is from the "royal collection" and story goes this gift came straight from the Queen who just so happened to be at Windsor Castle!  Anna treasures this gift as do I!   We love you Aunt Peggy and you will always hold a special place in our hearts!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Hand On Your Hip and Finger On Your Lip

So we are walking through the house and Anna turns to me and says, "Mommy, Hand on your hip and finger on your lip!  This is how we walk in the hall at school!" I made her freeze that way so I could grab my camera and catch the moment.  She was squirming when I got back but I got the shot!  I love the way Anna gives me details of her day at school!  We love going through her notebook as she shows me all her projects for the day!  The other day she talked all the way home and finally said with a big sigh, "Mommy, isn't it good being just me and you, and don't you like all this nice peace and quiet now that the boys are back in school!"